The Glasgow School of Art Choir Fifth Anniversary Concert
Saturday 27 May 2017, 8.00pm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
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In 2017, the Glasgow School of Art Choir celebrates its fifth anniversary and, to mark the occasion, a Fifth Anniversary Gala Concert will take place in the glorious surroundings of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Doors will open at 7.00pm to allow guests to enjoy a pre-performance drink while wandering through the beautiful galleries.
The choir will be performing Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem”, and will be joined by professional mezzo-soprano, Amanda MacLeod – who will sing the “Pie Jesu”. The choir will also be accompanied by the Rogue Orchestra, for what promises to be a stunning performance. Fusing Gregorian chant with French classicism, the “Requiem” is one of the most beloved works in the classical choral repertoire.
The programme also features works by Sir James MacMillan, CBE, and two world premières, including “Continuum”, a work by Scottish composer Shona Mackay, written for the choir through the Adopt a Composer scheme which is funded by the PRS for Music Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Trust, and run by Making Music in association with BBC Radio 3 and Sound and Music. The choir will also be premièring “Light Through Tall Windows“, a new choral work written in response to the fire which damaged the Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art in May 2014.
The Glasgow School of Art Christmas Concert 2017
Saturday 9 December 2017, 7.30pm
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Celebrate Christmas with the Glasgow School of Art Choir: this year, the ensemble will be kicking off the celebrations by performing our ever-popular, festive concert in one of Glasgow’s newest and finest choral venues – the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall New Auditorium. We are so pleased that we have been able secure a date in this stunning addition to the city’s performance spaces.
This concert encompasses works from the entire range of musical responses to the theme of Christmas through history: from triumphant, traditional favourites to show-stopping medleys containing well-loved standards from the golden age of Christmas songs. The evening will also contain some sacred works – illustrating how composers have dealt with the religious significance of Christmas – focussing not on Jesus himself, but on the other central character of the nativity: The Virgin Mary.
Join us for our first concert in this beautiful venue, and start your Christmas celebrations with the Glasgow School of Art Choir
Tickets will be available soon.